Cardiff Airport aspires to be an outstanding capital city airport connecting Wales to the World and the World to Wales, whilst delivering an exceptional customer experience. Our mission is to be a sustainable airport business generating significant economic benefit for Wales.

To support our aspirations we are preparing our Masterplan. The Masterplan sets out our ambitious plans for growth over the next 20 years as a key gateway to the UK.

We have an important role both as an international gateway and as a major driver within the Welsh Economy, supporting 1,900 aviation-related jobs at the Airport and 2,675 jobs both directly and indirectly.The overall Gross Value Added impact to the local economy is £163 million and 30% of our passengers are visitors to Wales.

Continuing on our journey of transformation, passenger numbers have grown 7% in the last year, with more than 1.6 million passengers now choosing to fly from Cardiff annually.

18 airlines regularly use Cardiff Airport, many of which have added more capacity on existing routes and introduced new destinations.  We currently serve:

  • 50 direct routes
  • over 900 connections
  • 11 routes to major hub airports

In terms of our potential market, the core catchment area within Wales stands at 2.4 million people with a secondary catchment area within the South West of England of a further 4 million people.

We benefit from being located within the Cardiff Airport and St. Athan Enterprise Zone, which offers unrivalled opportunities for investment in the site and surrounding areas. The associated Enterprise Zone offers a wider range of development sites and business accommodation, providing opportunities for the development of bespoke facilities or investment in existing accommodation. 

Our facilities, which includes an operation and runway that’s active 24/7 enables us to accommodate many aviation and aerospace companies and related services, including British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC), Cardiff Aviation Training Centre and International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT) at Cardiff and Vale College.

 Please note that public consultation is now closed. Click here to download our Masterplan. Please note that the full Masterplan document is available in English only. 

 

 

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Jun

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Wizz in Wales: Wizz Air to announce flights from Cardiff to Jersey Arrow

WIZZ IN WALES: WIZZ AIR TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS FROM CARDIFF TO JERSEY ...

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May

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Cardiff-Belfast takes-off with Eastern Airways Arrow

Flights from Cardiff to Belfast with Eastern Airways launch today...

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May

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Loganair further boosts UK regional connectivity with new Scotland-Wales air link Arrow

Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, has launched its new route linking the capital cities of Scotland and Wales.

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May

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Stobart Air adds two new routes from Cardiff to Dublin and Belfast Arrow

Flights from Cardiff to Dublin and Belfast with Stobart Air announced.

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Apr

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Cardiff Airport launches COVID-19 testing facility in partnership with Nuffield Health Arrow

Cardiff Airport has partnered with Nuffield Health to offer a convenient COVID-19 testing service located at the Airport.

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Dec

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Wizz Air announces further UK expansion with new base at Cardiff Airport Arrow

  9 new routes and great connectivity for Wales...

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Oct

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Cardiff-Belfast air service restored connecting Wales and Northern Ireland Arrow

Eastern Airways launch flights between Cardiff and Belfast...

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Sep

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Cardiff Airport extends Charity Partnership with Velindre until 2022 Arrow

 The National Airport for Wales has extended its Charity of the Year partnership with Velindre Cancer Centre until 2022.

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Sep

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British Ambassador to the State of Qatar visits Welsh capital to explore trade and investment opportunities Arrow

Her Majesty's Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Mr Jon Wilks CMG, visited Cardiff today; his first visit to Wales since taking up the role earlier ...

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Aug

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Ryanair makes it easier than ever to fly from the UK to Faro with 14 extra flights every week Arrow

Including an extra weekly flight from Cardiff. ...

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